Christie Brinkley, who was born with the name “Christie Lee Hudson,” is taller than many other actresses, measuring in at 5 feet, 9 inches in height from head to toe. She was born on the 2nd day of the month of February in the year 1954 in Michigan. While she was still a child, she relocated with her mother out to the state of California, where her mother met and married her stepfather, Don Brinkley, whose last name Brinkley later took on as her own. After she received her high school education, Christie relocated to Paris in order to learn about art. That same year that she moved out of the country, Brinkley was found by a photographer from America in a postal service company in Paris, who helped to introduce her to the world of modeling.